Beaver Creek culinary fest continues Saturday with grand tasting |

Beaver Creek culinary fest continues Saturday with grand tasting

Daily Staff Reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVail CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyGuest chefs hand out chocolate samples during last years grand tasting.

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado The best chefs of both North and South America have impressed and inspired guests through classes, concerts and tastings. Saturdays Bon Appetit Culinary & Wine Focus events include the Celebrity Chef Ski Race, a crowd favorite, as well as an introduction to Argentine wines. A weekend of international culinary flair comes to a spectacular end with the Grand Tasting, the final event of the festival. Guests will be able to sample recipes from more than 40 chefs, creating a culinary tour through North and South American cuisine. When the lifts start running, guests can catch a glimpse of their favorite chefs taking warm up runs on Haymeadow, training for the annual Celebrity Chef Ski Race. The winner of this annual event wins bragging rights for the next year, but participants and ticket holders all enjoy the awards luncheon that follows at the Beaver Creek Chophouse. Argentine wine is gaining popularity with both connoisseurs and laymen alike. From 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Spago at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, join Bon Apptit Wine & Spirits Consultant Steve Olson and Spagos Master Sommelier Sean Razee for a tour of one of the worlds most fantastic wine regions. Accented with small-plate selections, this seminar is the beginning to a lifelong appreciation of Argentine wines. From 7:30 until 10 p.m., The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch transforms into a mlange of sweet and savory as chefs present tastes of their culinary concoctions. Offerings from participating celebrity chefs and accomplished masters from Beaver Creeks restaurants are accented by wine, beer and spirits from around the world. Its a festive end to a decadent weekend of all things culinary.The festival is open to public. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to local charities. To purchase tickets, visit or call 888-920-2787.

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